Posts tagged ‘Wordpress’

IntenseDebate – all new way of commenting

IntenseDebate Comment System

IntenseDebate is a new plugin to handle your comments. IntenseDebate comments enhances and encourages conversation on blogs or websites. With Intense Debate you can give your blog readers the opportunity to better engage your blog’s content and each other. It offers numerous features that makes improves the commenting experience, like our Reply By Email functionality which enables you to reply to and moderate comments via email!

IntenseDebate supports a variety of platforms. It offers an automated install process for WordPress, Blogger, TypePad, and Tumblr with more along the way!

If you have a custom site installing IntenseDebate is no problem. It offers a generic snippet of JavaScript for custom installs.

In order to get started,  visit  www.intensedebate.com and enter your blog or website url and select “Get Intense Debate.” Follow the steps through the install process (You need to setup your preferences on intensedebate and download the plugin. Install the zip file as you would normally do with other plugins and activate the plugin. Adjust the settings and you are done!).  If you have any questions, or run into any issues with your installation, you may contact support@intensedebate.com.

IntenseDebate

IntenseDebate

Following are the cool features offered:

  • Comment Threading (Improve the conversation within the comment section and reply directly to an individual comment. Indented replies make following various conversations manageable.)
  • Reply-By-Email (Respond to and moderate comments with ease via email, even if you’re on the go. Just because you’re away from your computer doesn’t mean the conversation stops.)
  • Importing/Exporting Comments
  • Commenter Profiles
  • Reputation Points & Comment Voting (Each IntenseDebate user has a reputation attached to their identity that is displayed whenever they make a comment. The reputation value serves as a quick overview of a commenter’s history and is based on the quantity, and more importantly the quality, of the comments they’ve made.)
  • Moderation/Blacklisting (supports email notification for a comment. When you receive an email notification you can respond to the comment directly via email. If you are the blog admin then you can also moderate the comment via email. All you have to do is enter your response (or moderation command) and hit send.)
  • Widgets ( blog’s comment stats, the most recent comments made on your blog, your most popular posts on your blog, the most recent comments you’ve made, even who the top IntenseDebaters are)
  • RSS Readers & Tracking
  • Twitter
  • FriendFeed
  • OpenID
  • Gravatar
  • HTML Formatting

I found comment threading, smiley, polls and youtube video features extremely useful.

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March 6, 2009 at 2:28 pm Leave a comment

Embedding a pdf to self hosted wordpress blog

I was wondering how a pdf file can be attached to my self hosted wordpress blog. Couldn’t find the solution. PDF Upload goes half way and then returns IO Error.

Browsed through lots of forums and found an alternative, not the exact solution. The easiest way is to embed a pdf, here is how:

Upload your pdf to ftp say /blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01 folder. Say your pdf file name is yourpdf.pdf

The complete path would thus look like: /blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/yourpdf.pdf

Now, go to the post where you want to embed the pdf object. In the same post swich your view to HTML and paste the following code:

<embed src=”http://www.yoursite.com/blog//wp-content/uploads/2009/01/yourpdf.pdf&#8221; width=”400″ height=”300″> </embed>

You can change the height and width to suit to your interface requirements.

If anyone has come across a solution to attach a pdf, pl. let me know.

January 22, 2009 at 6:13 am Leave a comment

Themes

I have downloaded almost all the themes from http://wp2.3oneseven.com/

Themes designed by miloIIIVII are creative, cool and I highly recommend those to the readers for their self hosted wordpress blogs.

January 9, 2009 at 5:16 am Leave a comment

Mailpress

Mailpress is an amazing wordpress plugin. It allows you to send feed newsletters. I have been using it for one of my blogs. I also tried out feedburner but I think that the mailpress allows more customization.

If any of you need any help on mailpress, do write back to me.

December 24, 2008 at 6:50 pm Leave a comment


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